What is it about?

Short periods inside virtual reality headsets appear to have no adverse effects on the eyes. Compared to using a conventional computer screen, it may even be beneficial.

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Why is it important?

Virtual reality is becoming increasingly common and affordable, yet very little is known about how it affects our bodies - and especially our eyes.


The study is somewhat reassuring as a health professional, as virtual reality therapies are beginning to be promoted for a range of conditions.

Dr Philip RK Turnbull
University of Auckland

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This page is a summary of: Ocular effects of virtual reality headset wear in young adults, Scientific Reports, November 2017, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16320-6.
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